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Missional Renaissance to continue in 2012

January 17, 2012

NAPPANEE — Nappanee Mayor Larry Thompson delivered his 2012 State of the City Address during the first council session of the new year Jan. 3.
“In the 2011 State of the City, I talked about a Missional Renaissance taking place in Nappanee,” said Thompson who backed up that thought by using examples such as city programs to help restore homes and improve quality of life for local citizens.

Familiar face returns to police department

January 9, 2012

NAPPANEE — A familiar face has returned to the Nappanee Police Department. Patrolman James Baumgartner, 24, was officially hired Sept. 12 at a Nappanee Board of Works meeting, and just in time for Christmas (Dec. 22), completed his training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Plainfield, Ind.

Appointments, approvals made for Wakarusa 2012

January 9, 2012

WAKARUSA — The Town of Wakarusa started off its first 2012 legislative session by swearing in town officials.
New and returning councilmembers Jeff Troxel and Laurelyn Street, as well as incumbent Fred Avery, were officially entitled as was clerk-treasurer Joyce Hartman by town attorney Loren Sloat. The first matter of business, selecting the council leaders, was agreed upon resulting in Troxel being named president and Mark BeMiller named as vice president.

Firefighter of the Year is Neibert

January 9, 2012

NAPPANEE — Nappanee Fire Department’s Department Facility Manager and Firefighter Pat Neibert said he was surprised when he was recently selected by his peers as Firefighter of the Year.

New year brings new leadership for city

January 9, 2012

NAPPANEE — Don Miller retired from the Nappanee City Council, Dec. 19, 2011, after eight years of service. In the wake of his retirement Sam Beachy was sworn in Jan. 1, 2012, to fill Miller’s seat representing the city’s Third District.
Miller has served the city of Nappanee for more than 40 years both as a police officer and a city council member.
“I love working with people,” said Miller.
Additionally, he has spent the last 10 years working for Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen.

MIller retires from council

January 9, 2012

Don Miller, former Nappanee Police Officer and Common Councilman, retired from his position on the council last month. Nappanee Mayor Larry Thompson and fellow common council members praised Miller’s more than 40 years of service to the Nappanee community. Joining in the celebration were local residents, family and friends from left: Whitney Kirkdorffer, Don Miller, Jeff Kirkdorffer, Kaitlin Kirkdorffer, Terri Kirkdorffer, Taitum Rowe and Mikey Rowe.

New baby for a new year in Bremen

January 9, 2012

Nappanee family welcomes 2012 baby at CHoB
BREMEN — She isn’t Baby New Year but she is the newest baby born in the new year in Bremen.
Allison Danae Miller (Danae being the first name of her mother’s younger sister), was born at 10:23 p.m. Jan. 3, 2012 at Community Hospital of Bremen. Her parents, Debra and Marcus Miller, Nappanee, welcomed the 6 pound, 10 ounce, 20 inch-long bundle of joy to the family, as did her 7-year-old and 2-year-old sisters, and 4-year-old brother. 

Photographer/secretary finding another angle

January 2, 2012

NAPPANEE — Local photographer, chamber secretary, and “all around ad man” Dale Tobias — normally viewing things from behind a pen or a lens — is planning on looking at things from another angle, through the eyes of a retiree.
Not that he will slow down all that much, he said he’s “not ready to just sit by the fireplace with my feet propped up,” and that he might do some traveling … “see a little more of the USA.”

Some childhood inspirations lead to adult careers

January 2, 2012

NAPPANEE — Every little boy (and many little girls) at one time or another envisions themselves grown up and catching the “Bad Guy.” For one NorthWood High School graduate, that childhood desire led to a future of righting wrongs and putting (and keeping) criminals in their place.

Nappanee to be a winter wonderland

January 2, 2012

NAPPANEE — Whether Old Man Winter complies or not, Nappanee will be a Winter Wonderland Jan. 14 for the Embrace Second Saturdays events Jan. 14.

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